Issue #160  4/17/2009
Spring Online Photo Auction Set For May 13th On iGavel

Daniel Cooney Fine Art will post its Spring Online Auction of Photographs shortly at http://www.iGavel.com . Viewing for the auction--both in person and online--runs from April 21-May 13, 2009. The actual online auction will begin on May 13 at 1 pm EST. All lots are available for viewing at Daniel Cooney Fine Art during regular business hours during this time period and by appointment. Daniel Cooney Fine Art is at 511 West 25th St., #506, New York, NY 10001; phone: 1-212-255-8158; email: dan@danielcooneyfineart.com . Normal gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-6 pm, and by appointment. All bids must be made online only at http://www.iGavel.com .

The auction offers some beautiful images by long-time luminaries such as William Eggleston, Elliot Erwitt and Joel Meyerowitz. The auction also features a select group of portfolios by Ralph Gibson, Erica Lennard and Alen MacWeeney, among others. All of the artwork in the auction is available for personal inspection during gallery hours and by appointment. If you are unable to visit the gallery directly, please contact the gallery for detailed condition reports or for any other reason.

Some of the top images include:

--William Eggleston, Untitled (Nehi Soft Drink Bottle on Wooden Porch), 1970s, signed on reverse, 14 x 17 in. (Res. $2,250, Est. $3,000-4,000).

--Elliot Erwitt, Soldier, NJ, 1951, silver print, signed, annotated in pencil on verso, 8 x 10 in. (Rev. $750, Est. $1,500-2,000).

--Dr. Harold Edgerton, Balloons, silver print, signed in ink on border, 16 x 20 in. (Res.$1,500, $2,500-3,500).

--Joel Meyerowitz, Bethesda Park, NYC, 1968, silver print, signed in pencil on the verso, 11 x 14 in. (Res. $500, Est. $1,000-2000).

--Peter Hujar, Divine, 1975 silver print, signed in ink on border 15 x 15 in. (Res. $4,000, Est. $6,000-8,000).

--Man Ray, Dorothea Tanning and Juliet Man Ray in Arizona in front of Man Ray's Car, 1941-46, silver print, 3-1/8 x 4 in. (Res. $1,000, Est. $3,000-6,000).

--Clarence John Laughlin, The Enchanted Tree ( Madewood Plantation), 1947 but printed later, silver print, print date 1973, stamped, initialed, titled, dated with various annotations in ink by artist on mount verso; also titled, dated and signed by artist on mount recto, 11-1/8 x 13-7/8 in. (Res. $900, Est. $2,500-4,000).

--Helen Levitt, Man at Beach, Coney Island, NY, 1950c (vintage print), silver print, signed in pencil on the verso, 3 x 2-1/4 in. (Res. $1,000, Est. $3,000-6,000).

There are many other top photographer in the sale, including Nadar, Josef Sudek, Barbara Morgan, Karl Struss, Margaret Bourke-White, Édouard Boubat, Todd Webb, Thurston Hopkins, Jeanloup Sieff, Bernard Fuchs, Janine Niépce, Alfred Cheney Johnston, Robert Doisneau, Irina Ionesco, Philippe Halsman, Zeke Berman, Marcus Leatherdale, among others. A selection of important books on photography will also be offered.